Pace Micro Technology, the television set-top box developer, is to expand in the south east of England with two new research bases.
An engineering centre will be set up in Bracknell, Berkshire, close to Pace’s customers in the broadcasting sector. The centre will develop ways of moving from television into interactive communications and home networking technologies.
Pace is also looking to recruit 50 more software and hardware engineers for a new technology centre in Cambridge, which will concentrate on digital television entertainment technologies.
Rob Fleming, head of engineering at the West Yorkshire-based company, said: `We need an engineering centre in the region. Not everybody wants to work in Yorkshire.’
But he added that Pace had no intention of abandoning its home at Saltaire, near Bradford.
The company is also expanding in the US, following orders for 1.1 million boxes from cable operators Time Warner and Comcast.
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